Players and Coaches Celebrate National Signing Day

February 15, 2017

Thirteen players coached by Total Futbol signed letters of intent to play college soccer in February, marking the end of their youth soccer careers with some big smiles. Shown above are Herndon United '99 player Sophie Karas and TF Technical Director Todd Hamlin.

TF Technical Director Todd Hamlin shares National Signing Day with one of his Herndon United '99 players, Sophie Karas.
Total Futbol is proud to announce its Class of 2017, currently featuring 13 players headed to their respective NCAA women’s soccer teams starting this fall. In early February, players celebrated signing their letters of intent at their high schools or at home, surrounded by friends, family and the coaches (both high school and club) who helped them achieve their dreams.
Total Futbol Class of 2017
Player TF Team College Team (Division) State NCAA Athletic Conference (AC)
Abby Alexa VYS Thunder Gold Davis & Elkins Senators (D2) WV Great Midwest AC
Jenny Bullers VYS Thunder Black Frostburg State Bobcats (D3) MD Capital AC
Madison Cochran VYS Thunder Gold Christopher Newport Captains (D3) VA Capital AC
Camryn Conklin VYS Thunder Black Longwood University Lancers (D3) VA Big South Conference
Molly Cripe VYS Thunder Gold York College Spartans (D3) PA Capital AC
Rebecca Crouch McLean ECNL South Florida Bulls (D1) FL American AC
Madeline Cybulski VYS Thunder Black College of Charleston Cougars (D1) SC Colonial Athletic Association
Jordan Fitzgerald VYS Thunder Black Emory University Eagles (D3) GA University Athletic Association
Helen Francis VYS Thunder Black Frostburg State Bobcats (D3) MD Capital AC
Gabriella Jordan VYS Thunder Gold Shippensburg University Raiders (D3) PA Pennsylvania State AC
Sophie Karas Herndon United George Mason Patriots (D1) VA Atlantic 10 AC
Emily Keast VYS Thunder Black U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen (D1) MD American AC
Kara Kimberl VYS Thunder Black Elon University Phoenix (D1) NC Colonial Athletic Association
The members of Total Futbol’s 2017 graduating class will represent 12 institutions contending in nine different athletic conferences. 38% (5) of players will compete in NCAA Division I programs; 15% (2) will compete in Division II programs; and 46% (6) will compete in Division III.
“We are very proud of the Class of 2017, which has shown outstanding commitment and determination for many years,” said Nadir Moumen, Executive Director of Total Futbol. “It takes something special to achieve the excellence required for college athletics and we are excited to watch these players shine at the next level.”
Scenes from National Signing Day 2017: (from left to right) Camryn Conklin with TF Executive Director Nadir Moumen, Molly Cripe with her parents and High School Head Coach, and Kara Kimberl with TF Director of Coaching Matt Lee.
Since 2012, 85 players coached by Total Futbol are either playing or have committed to play soccer in college: 65 athletes (77%) for Division I programs and 20 (23%) for Division II or III programs. As a point of reference, nationally a mere 2.4% of female high school athletes move on to play DI soccer, and about 4.8% move on to DII or DIII soccer (   
Total Futbol takes pride in its track record of helping players make the transition to collegiate athletics and we believe athletic participation fosters lifelong skills. For example, according to a recent study by Gallup®, Inc., former student-athletes who received a bachelor’s degree between 1970 and 2014 are leading other college graduates in four out of five elements of well-being that Gallup studied. These former student- athletes are more likely than non-student-athletes to be thriving in "purpose, social, community and physical well-being". You can read the full report HERE 
More scenes from National Signing Day: (from left to right) Madeline Cybulski with High School Head Coach and family member, Emily Keast with TF Executive Director Nadir Moumen, and Abby Alexa with TF Director of Coaching Matt Lee.
For more information about TF's college soccer results, check out our College Soccer Page — including a list of all the former Total Futbol players who have played in college (or have committed to play in college) plus annual updates of how they performed at the next level!